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by jmr061
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7500 Flashcode
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: APX 7500 Flashcode

This is what I get for that flashcode: G806: ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation G996: Over the Air Provisioning G298: Hardware Multikey Encryption w/ OTAR GA00342: Primary Band: UHF Range 1 High Power GA00309: Secondary Band: VHF High Power GA00579: Enable Dual Band Operation QA01749: Legacy SW System Key...
by jmr061
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Reputable repair shop
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Reputable repair shop

All of those indicate the corrective action as "reprogram the codeplug"....

This doesn't always work. You may have to force a codeplug into it. IF that doesn't work probably time for a "new" radio.
by jmr061
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

Yes. You do not need to update in steps. That was never true.
by jmr061
Wed May 11, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: O3 Control Head with siren buttons

It was rumored a while back they would be adding the siren functions to the HHCH. I would say play with the latest CPS and see if its in there.
by jmr061
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola DEK System
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Motorola DEK System

It would be very helpful to know what radio series you are using and the control head type.
by jmr061
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Programming Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Spectra Programming Issue

To the OP. I re-read your first post and perhaps I am confused. You are attempting to read it and it comes back with the control head error correct? You say nothing about writing to the radio. So if this is the case have you attempted to look at the read data after the read and getting the error?
by jmr061
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Programming Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Spectra Programming Issue

Just go through to the control head programming and change the button functions then. Sounds like it may have been used on a X9000.
by jmr061
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Programming Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Spectra Programming Issue

My question was directed at the OP.
by jmr061
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Programming Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Spectra Programming Issue

Is this a control head that you have programmed before?
by jmr061
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro spectra w5 power button not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Astro spectra w5 power button not working?

The jumpers on the control head board may have been moved around. I would pull the board and look for obvious signs of non factory soldering.
by jmr061
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Radio in Maint Mode xtl5k o3
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Radio in Maint Mode xtl5k o3

Maint mode happens when the head and drawer don't communicate. Can you read the code plug? Were you able to tell if the control head firmware updated during the update process? What happens when you out the head into self test if that even works? What info does it spit out? Lastly do you have the ha...
by jmr061
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Radio in Maint Mode xtl5k o3
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Radio in Maint Mode xtl5k o3

Was it a legit firmware upgrade that was conducted?
by jmr061
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 Siren not working.
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: XTL 5000 Siren not working.

Whats the firmware in the radio and control head?
by jmr061
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra info needed
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Astro spectra info needed

They are not the same and you will smoke your radio if you use the wrong cable.
by jmr061
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra VHF newbie guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Astro Spectra VHF newbie guidance

What are your specific questions? You have an analog 146-174 VHF W9 110 watt radio. It will go down to 144.
by jmr061
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX4000 Analog Secure
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: APX4000 Analog Secure

Flashcode says you have ADP software encryption. Believe that is for P25 channels. Could set that up as long as you are licensed properly.
by jmr061
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: USED Lightbars & Stuff input
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: USED Lightbars & Stuff input

If you are questioning the value and the ease of getting rid of it then don't do it. You will only burn yourself in the long run. Let them know that you can direct them to some places to sell it or take it on consignment.
by jmr061
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 Firmware Upgrade - Flash Update Required?
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: XTS2500 Firmware Upgrade - Flash Update Required?

The astro25 series requires a refresh key from Motorola. Generally it is $75 for one but dealers may charge more.
by jmr061
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

What is the rest of your programming setup consist of? Computer with real serial port? What RIB are you using? What version of CPS are you using?
by jmr061
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Flash Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Astro Spectra Flash Upgrade

I can do it....I charge $41.25 shipped (send only the VOCON to me).

I do the flashcode and firmware.

Jason
by jmr061
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7500 DOES NOT SEE O9 HEAD
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: APX7500 DOES NOT SEE O9 HEAD

Don't want to throw too many guesses out there but TIB issue perhaps?
by jmr061
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7500 DOES NOT SEE O9 HEAD
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: APX7500 DOES NOT SEE O9 HEAD

If you are stumped I am stumped. That is a new one on me. Not that it should matter but what is the production date on the radio (before or after the O9 came out....hell was the O9 after initial production or did it come out at the initial release?). Just for fun do you have an XTL5000 you can hook ...
by jmr061
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7500 O7 HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: APX7500 O7 HELP!

Says your video has been removed when clicking the link? What is the firmware version of the radio? New enough to support the O7? If it is then I would say the head is the issue. Even if the CH firmware didn't match that of the radio drawer the drawer would update the head when attached (assuming th...
by jmr061
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL-5000 question
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: XTL-5000 question

If it is remote mount just change the control head type in the CPS, correct the button layout and mode names (make them longer if you want) and put on the W9 head.

If it is dashmount you will need to add the remote mount parts obviously.
by jmr061
Sun May 10, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: blackout mod 2014 ford
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: blackout mod 2014 ford

You can actually go onto the www.motorcraftservice.com website and for less than $10 get short term access to the 2014 F-150 service manual which has all the vehicles wiring schematics.
by jmr061
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: astro saber fail 001 on certain frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: astro saber fail 001 on certain frequencies

I would have the radio tuned and then if you still have an issue it is probably a hardware fault.
by jmr061
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Head
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Astro Head

A little better information, he currently has a Spectra and wants to change out the "drawer" to an Astro. So I understand this. He currently has an A7 spectra radio installed (assuming remote mount by the sounds of it) and he bought a W3 Astro Spectra drawer and wants to put that in it's ...
by jmr061
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro P25 versus P25
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Astro P25 versus P25

Astro is a motorola term for digital. Astro P25=P25.
by jmr061
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Head
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Astro Head

Obviously you need the control head parts but he interconnect on the drawer unit should be changed and an "new" s-record will need to be forced into the radio and the tuning values transferred.
by jmr061
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

Good to hear....issues could have been that it was toast or the revision, C versus D. I would have tried the C on an astro spectra (if you had a setup available) just to double check before tossing it.
by jmr061
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

What about the firmware in the control head....does that match the firmware in the radio?
by jmr061
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

I went ahead and played with a codeplug. It has fail safes in place so I doubt the programming is the issue. (ie invalid fields)

Definitely look at hardware, DEK box, siren amp and siren cable.
by jmr061
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

Try a different dek if you haven't. Assuming you have the dek turned on and programmed for all the appropriate siren buttons and the siren feature itself is enabled it should work. If not then a hardware failure I would presume. Not some ancient firmware in it??
by jmr061
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

Perhaps a programming error but without having access to your codeplug no idea what might be wrong. Physical setup sounds correct.
by jmr061
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: XTL 5000 05 Head / Siren install help

So what is the problem? Wail is the default tone would be my guess.
by jmr061
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola ASTRO spectra nightmare
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Motorola ASTRO spectra nightmare

Yes the knob electronics from an A4 will work! However, if you are careful, you can repair the knob. I have had a few lock up and I've been able to repair them no issue. You have to take the knob flex out of the radio. Take apart the back of the channel knob assembly (watch the small detent ball be...
by jmr061
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 M20QTS9PW1AN won't power off
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: XTL5000 M20QTS9PW1AN won't power off

He says he is using a W3 head and it was originally a W7 by the sounds of it. Won't work that way. You need a W3 interconnect to get the power button to work. Hardware issue.
by jmr061
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: astro spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: astro spectra

If you want to switch control heads you need to push in a different s-record. The W3 is capable of controlling a siren.
by jmr061
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 M20QTS9PW1AN won't power off
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: XTL5000 M20QTS9PW1AN won't power off

Is the interconnect board for a W3, W4/5/7/9 or O series?
by jmr061
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL5000 W9 w/ HLN1439B
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: XTL5000 W9 w/ HLN1439B

Roee wrote:I have a motorola astro spectra plus systems 9000 with the dek hooked up to it. Will the HLN1439B amp work with my setup? Or is this amp only for XTL radios? Thank you.


It would with with anything from a Spectra to XTL to APX, so yes it will work.
by jmr061
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 Control Head Question
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Syntor X9000 Control Head Question

Mode 0 generally means you are using a non X9000 programmed/compatible control head. This is from memory of what I used to do years ago. If you have a control head that has been used on a Spectra it won't work right on a X9000. To get it to work with an X9000 I would take a head that works on a X900...
by jmr061
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...

That is a completely "new" radio so the radio, head, cables will all need to be replaced obviously. As far as dek and siren/pa/vrs you can still uses those. You will need a new dek cable to go from the control head to the first dek.
by jmr061
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...

I was thinking astro spectra. If you want to keep the A9 head you have to get a W9 head or if it is the SMD type head just swap out the chip inside.

Jason
by jmr061
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Spectra to XTL5000 upgrades...

I have used the DEK and PA/VRS from my Spectra with the XTL series. You do need a new cable between the DEK and the XTL if you use the newer O5 control head. Here is an interesting question for the group. I have had Spectra's in my cars for years. With some new issues popping up, I think its time t...
by jmr061
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 error code
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Syntor X9000 error code

hmmmm - the radio did not have a VRS but did have this box attached that contained a crystal controlled receiver, 2 antenna relays and a duplexer - similar in function to what the Flexar repeater uses. I get the 13/10 error if it's connected or not - I don't believe the codeplug was molested before...
by jmr061
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 error code
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Syntor X9000 error code

Info I found indicates VRS issues for 12 and 13
by jmr061
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 error code
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Syntor X9000 error code

VRS enabled and not present?
by jmr061
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Looking for XTS5000 QCII programming help
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: Looking for XTS5000 QCII programming help

Your firmware supports QCII. I am assuming you have set up your QCII tables and then you have to assign them to specfic personalities and in turn assign those personalities to the proper mode in the zone/mode assignments. How have you been trying to set them up?

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